Archive for April, 2014

More than 60% of Asian Pacific Americans favor protecting the environment over economic growth.

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by imprentacomm

Understanding the Political, Social Attitudes of AAPI Communities Posted on April 20, 2014 Source: DiverseEducation SAN FRANCISCO—Twenty years ago, it was perceived that low rates of voting among Asian Americans resulted from immigrants who were more interested in homeland politics, making them so-called perpetual foreigners. Another common theory was that Asian Americans were too preoccupied with […]

In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by imprentacomm

i Posted on April 21, 2014 Source: NPR In the heated race for a congressional seat in northern California, Mai Xuan Nguyen fought for her candidate with another cold call. “Yes, that’s K, H, A, N, N, A,” she patiently explained in Vietnamese to a potential voter, spelling out her choice for Congress, Democrat Ro Khanna, […]

USPAACC NorthEast Announces 5th Annual Top 10 Asian American Business Awards

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 17, 2014 Source: DigitalJournal USPAACC-NorthEast announced today the fifth edition of the top 10 Asian American Business Awards, widely regarded as the “Business Oscars” for the Asian American business community, and the most prestigious Pan Asian American Business Award program in the Northeast region. The event’s sponsor, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will […]

Asian-American Group Claims Discrimination At Voting Polls

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 19, 2014 Source: CBS Local PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A group of Asian-Americans filed a complaint this week against the city with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, claiming they’ve suffered discrimination at the polls. The complaint is filed on behalf of Boat People SOS and Hong Nguyen, an Asian-American voter who became […]

There are over 9 million eligible Asian Pacific American voters in 2014

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups; some non-voters say they’re ‘too busy’ Posted on April 9, 2014 Source: Pew  Research About three-in-ten Asian-American eligible voters have cast ballots in midterm elections since 1998, a much lower turnout rate than that of whites and blacks, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

In Little Saigon, women step forward

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 14, 2014 Source: OC Register  Gia Ly darts in from Bolsa Avenue through the doors of her family’s Westminster restaurant and hawk-eyes the tables and corners – all with a few screen swipes and finger pinches on her iPhone. Ly is navigating a virtual tour she set up to promote her family’s […]

In sign of affirmative-action backlash, Democrats help stall Al Muratsuchi bill

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 7, 2014 Source: Sacramento Bee Weeks after some Asian-American lawmakers killed a measure to restore affirmative action in California’s public colleges by withdrawing their support, backlash from Democrats who supported the effort is surfacing in the Capitol and on the campaign trail. Repercussions of the Legislature’s decision last month to shelve Senate Constitutional […]

SF Chinese community distances itself from Leland Yee scandal

Posted on April 16th, 2014 by imprentacomm

    Posted on April 16, 2014 Source: The Examiner  Prominent Chinese-American leaders have distanced themselves and their community from the fallout of the legal scandal involving state Sen. Leland Yee. The statements came Tuesday in a strongly worded open letter, which for many who signed the letter was their first public comment on the […]

Chinese invested more than $6 billion in US high-tech deals.

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 1, 2014 Source: Forbes Chinese investment in U.S. technology is having a breakthrough year, topping $6 billion in the first quarter of 2014 alone, and instead of stripping U.S. companies of intellectual property Chinese investors appear to be sustaining and adding more U.S.-based jobs, according to a newly released study from Asia Society […]

Affirmative action debate create rifts in California’s ethnic communities

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by imprentacomm

Posted on April 5, 2014 Source: Mercury News The backlash by Chinese-American activists against a measure aimed at restoring affirmative action in the admissions process at California’s public universities has set off political fisticuffs between ethnic groups accustomed to battling side-by-side. In a state where Latinos — most of whom support SCA5, the proposed constitutional […]